Physical properties: White crystalline powder,with slight hygroscopicity,having slight formic acid odour.It’s soluble in water,lightly soluble in ethanol,don’t soluble in ether.the solution is alkaline.
1)Sodium formate is used in the manufacture of sodium hydrosulfite, a common reductive bleaching chemical. .
2)Sodium formate is used to improve the brightness and color in dyeing/printing fabrics and paper.
3)Sodium formate stabilize the chromium, resulting in better leather quality. It is used for better penetration and tanning time reducing
4)Sodium formate is less corrosive and undergoes fast melting action relative to other deicing chemicals.